University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

ENGL 3045 - The Question of Postmodernism: Texts and Issues

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
Incompatible: ENGL 2065
Assessment: Participation 10%, Seminar presentation 10%, Seminar essay 40%, Take-home exam 40%
Biennial Course: Course offered in odd years
Syllabus:

Postmodernism? Nothing about this term is unproblematic, nothing about it is entirely satisfactory. So begins Brian McHale's study, Postmodernist Fiction. In this course we'll consider the relation between the terms Modernism and Postmodernism, and the relation between Postmodernism and the other -isms and posts- of our time, through our reading of a set of literary texts written in or translated into English, in different countries, over the last half-century or so. Our major focus will be on these texts, which may include novels, short stories, drama and poetry, with a secondary focus on literary theory. Apart from the pleasures of reading and engaging in critical discussion, our aim will be to gain some understanding of how the term Postmodernism is used by different theorists and critics, and how well and in what ways the concept addresses the concerns and procedures of the literary texts in our study. This course will in certain ways follow on from the course on Modernisms, but students who have not done that course are also welcome, and should not feel at a disadvantage.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 2 Mon 12/08/2019 Sat 31/08/2019 Fri 20/09/2019 Fri 01/11/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23847 LE01 120 54 29 Jul - 16 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
7 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG29, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23848 SE04 28 7 5 Aug - 16 Sep Monday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
14 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 4pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
23849 SE03 28 10 5 Aug - 16 Sep Monday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
14 Oct - 28 Oct Monday 2pm - 4pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
23851 SE01 28 1 6 Aug - 17 Sep Tuesday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room
15 Oct - 29 Oct Tuesday 9am - 11am Hughes, 111b, Teaching Room